Gowan Dunbar’s father is killed while defending his home from the laird. With no family or croft, Gowan flees to a life as a mercenary soldier. There he makes a battlefield vow to a dying friend. Now he’s come back to Scotland to fulfill it.
Morna Innes has long yearned for the love of a man who is noble and strong and will give her headstrong spirit free rein. Then a chance encounter with a bold, handsome stranger sets off sparks Morna tries to deny, for she’s promised to another.
When that stranger turns out to be Gowan, newly arrived with sad news of her brother, both Morna and Gowan learn that hearts abide by no rules. Forbidden longing ignites into one secret tryst before they must part forever. But love is no match for the cruelty of fate.
J.L. Jarvis is a left-handed opera singer/teacher/lawyer who writes romance novels. She received her undergraduate training from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a doctorate from the University of Houston. She now lives and writes in New York. For information about upcoming books, sign up for her newsletter at news.jljarvis.com.
When the couple returns home, troubling news greets them. While away, pompous and entitled John Alder, heir to the Duke of Essex and Juliet’s old suitor from England, had come to the castle looking for them. He is now on the brink of madness, driven by one thought. Find Juliet and make her his own. Fearful for her son’s safety, Juliet will do anything to protect Alec, but Ross may have a plan of his own.
Caught in a thunderstorm, cyclist Violet Quinn takes shelter in an ancient stone chamber. But a lightning strike sends her back in time to the frenzy of the Scottish Reformation. Now her life is at risk.
Enigmatic knight errant Robert de Mallay is on the most important mission of his life—to safely deliver an ancient Knights Templar secret—when he rescues a beguiling young woman in peril.
Now both are in danger as they fight off pursuers and strive to complete Robert’s mission. Only then can he help her get home—even if doing so will part them forever.
Book 2 of the Highland Passage series, Scottish time travel novels.
Glynis married Aaron Redding, her beloved captain, and plans to sail the seas with him for the rest of her days. A turn in events reunites Glynis with her brother Ross and his family. Her happiness is short-lived as tragedy strikes at the most unexpected moment.
Ross will do anything to protect his family from the Duke of Essex, John Alder, even if it means crossing the ocean to live in the American colonies. Finding his sister, Glynis, makes everything better. He hopes to find peace in this new country, unaware new challenges await him.
Highlander Callum MacDonell battled lowland Covenanters at the service of the King. Now charged with hunting an assassin, his journey will lead not to justice, but to a murderer’s passionate Covenanter sister, Mari McEwan.
Betrayed and abandoned by the man she loved, Mari faces judgment by a tribunal of her people demanding she name the father of her unborn child, or be exiled from her beloved home and family. Sick and trembling, she knows that she must refuse. And yet, if she does so, a cruel fate awaits her.
Book 1 in the Highland Soldiers series, Scottish historical romances set during the turbulent Covenanter times of seventeenth century Scotland.
What if your future was the past?
1946, and Claire Randall goes to the Scottish Highlands with her husband Frank. It’s a second honeymoon, a chance to learn how war has changed them and to re-establish their loving marriage.
But one afternoon, Claire walks through a circle of standing stones and vanishes into 1743, where the first person she meets is a British army officer - her husband’s six-times great-grandfather.
Unfortunately, Black Jack Randall is not the man his descendant is, and while trying to escape him, Claire falls into the hands of a gang of Scottish outlaws, and finds herself a Sassenach - an outlander - in danger from both Jacobites and Redcoats.
Marooned amid danger, passion and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.
(Previously published as Cross Stitch)